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I have enjoyed several high spots throughout my 85 years.

In 1959, I received a direct promotion to 2nd Lieutenant from Staff Sergeant teaching missile radar systems.

In 1964, I graduated from Army flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

In 1966, I graduated from the US Army Advanced Officer’s course, which qualified my promotion to Major.

In June of 1966, I became an assault helicopter flight leader in the First Cavalry Division.

In June of 1967, I completed my tour in combat and returned to the United States.

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